In the world of rock and roll, Axl Rose stands as a beacon of uniqueness, an emblem of hard rock and heavy metal.
Together with his legendary band, Guns N’ Roses, he etched his name in the annals of music history. But Axl’s artistic inspirations aren’t confined to his own genre; they stretch far beyond the boundaries of rock.
Amidst the thundering guitars and roaring vocals, Axl’s heart finds solace in the melodies of Elton John and the poetic prowess of Bernie Taupin.
This Los Angeles-born rockstar is an ardent admirer of the duo, relishing in their artistic synergy that spans back to the groovy 60s.
In a candid interview with MTV, Axl confessed, “Elton’s first seven albums – they just spoke to my soul, man. The music, the vibe, everything just hit me right in the gut.” He continued, his eyes glinting with genuine admiration, “But let’s not forget Bernie Taupin – the master lyricist of our time. His words transcend the earthly realms. Elton’s melodies and Bernie’s poetic touch – that’s the timeless combination that keeps me enchanted.”
And indeed, the allure of Elton John’s music had a profound impact on Axl Rose.
He reminisced, “It was like a revelation when I heard ‘Bennie and the Jets’ for the first time. It was a call to arms for my soul – I knew I had to be an artist, to pour my heart out like they did.”
In the pantheon of rock duos, Axl paired Elton John and Bernie Taupin alongside the legendary names of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
In the tumultuous world of rock, Axl Rose found his own unique constellation of inspiration, drawing from diverse sources to shape his artistic journey. And just like the stars that burn brightly in the night sky, his passion for music continues to shine as a singular force in the ever-evolving tapestry of rock history.